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    • Cover of Evie's Christmas Wishes
    • Illustration by Shannon Bergin of Evie watching for snow
    • Illustration by Shannon Bergin of Evie and her parents waiting for Uncle Sean at the airport
    • Illustration by Shannon Bergin of Evie and her mammy walking through town on the way to the pantomime

    Evie's Christmas Wishes

    By Siobhán Parkinson

    Quick Overview

    A Christmas picturebook set in Ireland, by Ireland’s first children’s laureate Siobhán Parkinson, illustrated by Irish illustrator Shannon Bergin.
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    Awards Received

    Shortlisted for the An Post Irish Book Awards 2021, Children’s Book of the Year – Junior category

    "Evie is writing to Santa Claus. 
    She’d like a train and a doll’s house and a chemistry set and ... 
    ‘I wish I had a baby sister,’
    says Evie in a whisper."

    A beautiful picture book, written by Siobhán Parkinson, about the excitement of preparing for Christmas.

    Christmas is coming, and Evie can hardly wait. 

    As she rehearses for the school play, decorates the tree, wraps presents, writes to Santa, she is wishing, wishing, wishing ... 

    “The illustrations by Shannon Bergin are full of rich Christmas colour and light.” –  The Meath Chronicle

    “Absolutely gorgeous.” –  Read and Reviewed

    “Captures the magnificence of the festive season perfectly. The illustrations by debut artist Sharon Bergin are fantastic.” –  Elaina Ryan, The Irish Times

    “A sheer delight from cover to cover.” – RTÉJr

    “Lovely, colorful, and full of texture, with plenty of detail to soak in.” – School Library Journal

    "Charming illustrations buoy this sweet holiday tale." –  Kirkus Reviews

    Shannon Bergin, illustrator of Evie's Christmas Wishes, has generously created downloadable colouring pictures.

    Evie Makes Christmas Pudding
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    Colouring Picture: Evie Writes to Santa

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    Colouring Picture: Evie practices for the Nativity play

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    Colouring Picture: Evie waits for Snow

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    Siobhán Parkinson was Ireland’s first children’s laureate, Laureate na nÓg. She has been writing books for children for ages and ages. And ages. She also enjoys helping other writers to polish up their books so that they are extra fabulous. She lives in Dublin and writes most days in her attic–study. In her spare time, she admires her grandsons, bakes bread and is learning Italian. Her favourite thing to look at is the sky. This is her first picturebook.

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    Description

    "Evie is writing to Santa Claus. 
    She’d like a train and a doll’s house and a chemistry set and ... 
    ‘I wish I had a baby sister,’
    says Evie in a whisper."

    A beautiful picture book, written by Siobhán Parkinson, about the excitement of preparing for Christmas.

    Christmas is coming, and Evie can hardly wait. 

    As she rehearses for the school play, decorates the tree, wraps presents, writes to Santa, she is wishing, wishing, wishing ... 

    Praise

    “The illustrations by Shannon Bergin are full of rich Christmas colour and light.” –  The Meath Chronicle

    “Absolutely gorgeous.” –  Read and Reviewed

    “Captures the magnificence of the festive season perfectly. The illustrations by debut artist Sharon Bergin are fantastic.” –  Elaina Ryan, The Irish Times

    “A sheer delight from cover to cover.” – RTÉJr

    “Lovely, colorful, and full of texture, with plenty of detail to soak in.” – School Library Journal

    "Charming illustrations buoy this sweet holiday tale." –  Kirkus Reviews

    Bonus Content

    Shannon Bergin, illustrator of Evie's Christmas Wishes, has generously created downloadable colouring pictures.

    Evie Makes Christmas Pudding
    Download your copy

     

    Colouring Picture: Evie Writes to Santa

    Download your copy

     

    Colouring Picture: Evie practices for the Nativity play

    Download your copy

     

    Colouring Picture: Evie waits for Snow

    Download your copy

    About the Author

    Siobhán Parkinson

    Siobhán Parkinson was Ireland’s first children’s laureate, Laureate na nÓg. She has been writing books for children for ages and ages. And ages. She also enjoys helping other writers to polish up their books so that they are extra fabulous. She lives in Dublin and writes most days in her attic–study. In her spare time, she admires her grandsons, bakes bread and is learning Italian. Her favourite thing to look at is the sky. This is her first picturebook.

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